DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) XI is among the key cities in the country which received additional equipment and gadgets to support their operations against illegal drugs amounting to P1.4-million.
Antonio Rivera, PDEA XI director in an interview said the gadget which amounted to P1.4-million was released by PDEA director general Aaron Aquino Thursday last week.
Rivera personally hand carried the gadget from Manila as he proudly described “We are ready and we are here to work in accordance with the law,” he said in an interview.
Aquino turned over to Rivera P1.4 million worth of anti-illegal drug and office equipment which include 17 epson printers, two Yamaha motorcycles, two Hyundai vans, five body cams, eight Motorola handheld radios, three units ACER laptops, 38 Kevlar helmets, one set reloading machine, and one set education kit.
“With the body cameras for our operatives, we hope that bad perception about our operations will end, we are doing our job and we know our solemn vow, we follow our mandate,” Rivera stressed.
Rivera said video recorded in the camera cannot be edited “We transfer it raw, it cannot be edited, after taking it, we keep it in our file,” he added.
The vans, will be assigned to Compostela Valley Province and Davao del Norte.
“It is important to their operations there, given the geographic location, these provinces are the entry points going to Davao City and Comval share the boundaries of region 13,” he added.
With the new gadgets, additional equipment and office supplies, the PDEA is now ready to embrace the challenge of time, Rivera added.-Editha Z. Caduaya/Newsline.ph
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